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Tempe Criminal Defense Attorney

If the police have arrested you for an alleged misdemeanor or felony crime, you need a defense attorney. A private criminal defense lawyer is key to minimizing criminal consequences after an arrest. Whether you have a prior criminal record or this is your first encounter with the law, hire a Tempe criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights. The Hallam Law Group has the knowledge, trial experience, and aggressive defense strategies to give you the best possible chance of a positive outcome. Contact us now for a free consultation in Tempe, Arizona.

If you’re located in Scottsdale, we can still help. Contact our Scottsdale criminal defense lawyers to find out more.

Types of Tempe Criminal Cases We Accept

Hallam Law Group has been an established criminal defense practice for years. Attorney Josephine Hallam comes from a personal legacy steeped in the law. She started work at the Public Defender’s office in North Carolina. After graduating from law school, she joined the Maricopa County Public Defender’s office in Arizona. She represented felony clients in cases ranging from drug sales to homicide. When she started her own practice, she continued to represent a wide variety of cases, including:

• Aggravated and felony assaults
• Burglary, robbery, motor vehicle theft, and felony shoplifting
• Child abuse
• Criminal damage
• Dangerous crimes
• Domestic violence
• Drug trafficking
• Forgery
• Homicide/manslaughter
• Misconduct involving weapons
• Sex crimes and child sex crimes

Hallam Law Group wants to help criminal defendants in Tempe and throughout Arizona. Our firm doesn’t shy away from even the most serious criminal cases, charges, and accusations. We use years of experience in pretrial release, sentencing, parole, and probation to give our clients an in-depth defense experience. Ms. Hallam has handled more than 1,000 cases in her career, including complex felony cases. She knows exactly how to argue a case to its strengths and avoid its weaknesses.

About the Tempe Municipal and Criminal Courts

The Tempe Municipal Court will hear your case if it involves a criminal traffic violation, civil violation, or criminal misdemeanor. If you broke state law, a city ordinance, or an Order of Protection, you would go to the Tempe Municipal Court for your criminal hearing. During your hearing, a judge and jury will listen to both sides of the case, review the evidence presented, and decide whether you are guilty beyond reasonable doubt. The skill of your attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

When you head to the Tempe Municipal Court for your arraignment or criminal trial, do so in confidence with help from a defense attorney. A lawyer can help you learn what to expect from your court case, where to go, what to wear, how to act, and what to say (and not say). The right attorney can transform your case, giving you hope for your future regardless of the charges you’re facing. If you must go to the Maricopa County Superior Court for a felony charge, it’s even more important to retain an attorney.

The Maricopa County Court handles more serious crimes – namely, felonies. If your DUI, assault, sex crime, or other charge reaches the level of a felony in Arizona, you could be facing one year to life in prison. Serious criminal consequences require serious attorneys. Hallam Law Group is committed to assisting clients through all types of felony criminal cases in Tempe. Let us represent your case and maximize your odds of low or no criminal penalties.

Speak to a Tempe Defense Lawyer for Free

It’s important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible after an arrest, or as soon as you know the city is going to press charges against you. The faster you contact Hallam Law Group, the better we can protect your rights. Our Tempe criminal defense firm is available to assist you with every step of the criminal justice process. Start with a free criminal defense consultation. Contact us to discuss a case during a confidential meeting with our attorney.